The PC beta for Trials Fusion began last week and fans of the twitch-skill 2D motorbike puzzle games are now the game's new tracks, modes, and features. The game is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on April 16.
Before these more dedicated gamers get a chance to play Trials Fusion, however, publisher Ubisoft will be bringing the Trials experience to mobile devices and a larger crowd of casual gamers.
Ubisoft has announced that Trials Frontier will be released for iOS on April 10. The pared-down trials game will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Announced last fall, Trials Frontier is a Trials experience designed for the mobile market. The game's graphics and gameplay will, by necessity, be pared-down and simplified for a touch interface.
Players will take on "missions" given out by locals in a village to earn motorbike parts, character skins, and more. Leaderboards will be available for players to compare themselves to friends and the world. Players will also be able to compete in multiplayer competitions through the new app. Ubisoft has stated that it has plans to bring consistent updates to frontier throughout the life of the title.
In addition to having its own independent contend and story, Frontier is a companion app of sorts for Fusion. Players who engage with both titles will be able to connect to each other via Uplay to unlock extra gear and customizations..
The visuals and action in Frontier were previewed today in a new trailer released by Ubisoft. The video depicts a visually simple trials game, but complete with the silliness, difficulty, and action seen in a full Trials title. Depending on how well the precision controls needed for the Trials series translate to a touch interface, Trials Frontier could end up being one of the better mobile games currently available.